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The current study examines the Human Capital Development Policy as a tool for enhancing staff performance in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited. To achieve this purpose, several hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. For this purpose, several prior studies related to the variables were reviewed. A survey research design was adopted as a method to conduct this study. Precisely, a sample size of forty respondents was randomly selected for the assessment. A questionnaire...
Topics: development strategy, human capital, organizational productivity, performance management, staff...
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The current study focused on a developmental approach to study sustainability and public administration in the smart cities of China. The concept was based on an analysis of how cities are being reinvented using data and new technology in urban settings to enable sustainable practices, while taking into account the best possible balance between managing environmental resources and managing urban and rural areas. In this context, the goal is to present the development of China’s so-called...
Topics: China, ESG, neutral carbon, smart cities, sustainability
The decision by the Good Luck Jonathan-led regime to effect the removal of fuel subsidies on January 1st, 2012, prompted the most coordinated popular protests in Nigeria’s Fourth Republic. The subsidy removal and social protests it triggered had numerous socio-political implications. This paper examines the implications of the social protest on civic activism and political participation. The study adopts the qualitative research method. Data was derived from a combination of primary and...
Topics: Fuel Subsidy, Civic Activism, Popular Protests, January 2012, Nigeria
Mindfulness can be a way to create an understanding of one’s self. The current study gives an insight into students who deploy coping strategies and mindfulness as prevailing techniques when they face difficulties along with the indication that can make them able to disengage or reengage from unattainable careers. Moreover, the research study adds to a growing body of research highlighting the relationship between mindfulness and coping strategies in terms of career orientation among...
Topics: collective action theory, mindfulness, coping strategies, career, university
Teachers are builders of nations because the quality that defines a country's students is closely tied to its educational system. The study project reflects on the elements affecting teachers' work satisfaction in schools. The study assessed the extent to which pedagogical skills, curriculum quality, parental support, and school infrastructure condition affect teachers' satisfaction. In this study, a quantitative survey approach was employed to collect primary data through questionnaires. The...
Topics: public primary school teachers, job satisfaction, pedagogical skills, parents’ involvement,...
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Securitization theory, an emerging perspective in the contemporary international system where states view their relations with other states through this theoretical framework. This theory explains how one state shape a non-security issue into a security issue. The United States for the past few years has been portraying China as an existential threat to its vital national interest and the interests of the global community at large. This threat perception and cold war mentality have been...
Topics: bilateral relations, confrontation, securitization, security issues, thucydides trap
Air pollution is a growing environmental concern worldwide, and Pakistan is no exception. The study investigates the impact of industrial emissions, as well as public behavior, on air pollution in Pakistan. For this purpose, a questionnaire-based survey was conducted among a sample size of 100 participants, including students, professors, and government employees. The goal was to assess their attitudes, practices, and understanding regarding air pollution, as well as their perception and...
Topics: air pollution, behavior problems, environmental issue, industrial pollution, waste matter
The current study investigates the strategic management and planning practices in the public service delivery (PSD) in public service organizations (PSOs) in The Gambia, West Africa. This study adopted a qualitative research design by conducting in-depth interviews with the senior public servants and beneficiaries of the selected PSOs, with a sample size of 20, by using a purposive sampling technique. The findings from these interviews showed that strategic plans of PSOs were formulated,...
Topics: delivery, organisation, public service, plan implementation, strategic management, strategic...
The current study aims to assess household accessibility to domestic water supply in Lokoja, Nigeria. For this purpose, two hundred and ten households were systematically sampled and information was gathered on their sources of water supply, frequency of trips to water collection points, and their perception of the quality of domestic water available for them. Relevant information was obtained from archival materials. Tables were employed to analyse the socio-economic composition of the...
Topics: accessibility, government, households, potable water, urban areas
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This case study is based on a situation faced by a public university official and provides opportunity to apply management concepts learnt in class. This case study presents a factual situation; however, for reasons of privacy and confidentiality the persons, organizations, and location are disguised. It highlights the dynamics of problems and decision making in bureaucratic public organizations under the influence of powerful actors. Bureaucratic organizations follow strict and impersonal...
Topics: University, Competitive Advantage, management
The current study focuses on information and communication technology (ICT) and healthcare facilitiesin Kogi State, Nigeria. Thisstudy specifically ascertains the effects and distribution of risk tolerance and costs respectively on the adoption of ICT in the public healthcare facilities in Kogi State. It also investigates the extent to which ICT adoption can influence the efficiency of public healthcare facilities. For this purpose, a survey design was employed. The study targeted 53 public...
Topics: adoption of ICT, costs, efficiency, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), public...
The current study aims to examine the determinants of state legitimacy with reference to the whistle-blowing practice to safeguard public well-being. State legitimacy is the dependent variable, while corruption, voice and accountability, political stability, fragile state index, and external intervention are independent variables. Data for the current study was collected from a sample of 25 Asian countries for the period 2009-2018. Both static and dynamic models of the two-step system GMM were...
Topics: accountability, corruption, governance practices, public confidence, state legitimacy, whistle...
This study investigates the impact of government sustainable programs on the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It employs a survey methodology to study the developmental factors of SMEs in Nigeria. The study population consisted of 580 registered SMEs in the Wuse business district in Abuja, with a sample size of 130 respondents. Questionnaires were distributed to the above respondents, out of which 100 fully submitted their responses. To...
Topics: government sustainable programs, intervention programs, small and medium enterprises (SMEs),...
Employee creativity remains an essential aspect of employee work engagement since the inception of COVID-19. Due to the ramifications of the impending lockdown, physical workplaces have been transformed into virtual setting. Thereby, the prevailing situation emphasizes self-initiated actions which employees must undertake by utilizing their own creativity during COVID-19 to achieve their assigned tasks. Considering the job demands and available resources, this study investigates the link...
Topics: COVID-19, employee creativity, employee empowerment, psychological capital, virtual settings
From the traditional form of laws, human rights were introduced with the need of finding ways to protect humans. Later on, it enumerated to international level setting the obligations of different states defining the laws in particular to protect their citizens. This study involves defining unwritten laws and how they are linked in affecting the human rights. Human right laws make it clear to everyone being entitled to a set of rights and freedom which basically protects one from discrimination...
Topics: Unwritten laws, human rights, traditional laws, social justice, law flexibility, law evolution
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This paper focuses on the water consumption behaviour of residents of Lahore, Pakistan. The water consumption behaviour is associated with the attitude and meter tariff because these factors reshape the community behaviour. Attitude is an internal trait of people, while meter tariff is an external factor both factors influence the water consumption behaviour. There is a positive association between the independent variables (attitude and meter tariff) and dependent variables (water...
Topics: domestic, water consumption, attitude, meter tariff, policy makers